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Unformatted text preview: transestercation of triglycerides (plant oil) with methanol to produce glycerol and fatty acid methyl ester (FAME). Transestercation : process in which R group in ester (the one associated with the alcohol) is exchanged with a dierent R group contained in a dierent alcohol. R O C O R + R O H R O C O R + R O H The biodiesel transestercation process is...
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- Summer '08
- Mechanical Engineering